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Uyghur rights activist resigns amid sexual harassment claims

Uyghur American human rights activist Nury Turkel has resigned as chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project following a news article that accused him of sexual harassment of female activists. The UHRP said in a statement that its board accepted Turkel’s resignation on Friday and appointed former Vice Chair Justinian Rudelson Ben-Adam as his replacement….

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About 30 Rohingya killed in clashes between Myanmar junta, insurgents

About 30 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have been killed in clashes between junta forces and ethnic minority Buddhist insurgents, residents of Rakhine State said on Saturday, raising new fears that the persecuted Muslim community is being caught in the middle of increasingly bitter fighting. Twelve Rohingya civilians were killed in junta airstrikes targeting fighters…

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Indian authorities in Manipur state force Myanmar refugees out of border villagers

Myanmar refugees who fled civil war and sought refuge in border villages in neighboring India’s Manipur state said they are are being deported by local authorities and a paramilitary group. Manipur state Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said in a May 8 Facebook post that the deportation of nearly 5,500 “illegal immigrants” was underway, though…

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Australia sanctions entities linked to North Korea-Russia arms deal

Updated May 17, 2024, 04:47 a.m. ET. Australia has imposed targeted sanctions against entities linked to the unlawful weapons trade between North Korea and Russia. “Australia is imposing targeted financial sanctions, in coordination with international partners, on a further six entities associated with North Korea’s supply of arms and related materiel to Russia,” said Foreign…

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Vietnam’s only female Politburo member steps down

The only female member of Vietnam’s Politburo has stepped down, state media reported Thursday. The Politburo accepted Truong Thi Mai’s resignation, saying the Central Inspection Committee found there were “a number of violations and shortcomings in her work,” VNExpress reported. Mai’s departure comes after this year’s resignation of the chairman of the National Assembly, Vuong…

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